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Nadya Okamoto

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Nadya Okamoto

  "So much of what we try to do with PERIOD is to reverse the stigma to say that is normal, this is not something to be ashamed of, and this is not something that we should feel is this taboo topic, and honestly that starts with the simple solution of getting people to say the word 'period'."- Nadya Okamoto

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Stretch Marks

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Stretch Marks

“I have never felt so powerful & liberated and so f*cking proud of my stretch marks in my entire life!! Where I come from and live, to be on the chubby side or, to even talk about stretch marks is not something one is proud of. I have seen my stretch marks grow from the day I started putting on weight and I'll be honest, even before uploading this photo I thought ‘why would anyone be interested in my concept of stretch marks being decorated with glitter or crystals!’ My god I was so wrong!" - @sarashakeel  Collage artist Sarah...

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Jackie Aina

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Jackie Aina

  "Ever since I was like 9 or 10, I've always wanted to be an artist, I loved hair and makeup, i loved being in front of the camera and making people laugh, I definitely was very extra."- Jackie Aina

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Atlas of Beauty

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Atlas of Beauty

TINTED BOOK CLUB: Featuring photographer @mihaela_noroc's awe inspiring @the.atlas.of.beauty. Our decision to feature @the.atlas.of.beauty was unanimous because it is the book that sparks the most discussion and stops people in their tracks whenever a guest walks into Live Tinted HQ. Inspired by colors and travel, in her own words, Mihaela set out "to discover the unnoticed beauty which blooms in every woman" - and we have to say, she really got it right. TINT FAM: Have you checked out @the.atlas.of.beauty? Are you excited for our book club & what book should we feature next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Embracing vs. Rejecting Your Culture

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Embracing vs. Rejecting Your Culture

 "As a child I loved my culture, I’d only want to wear chaniya choli’s (traditional Indian outfits) and bangles. Growing up, I realized that being in touch with my heritage made me an open target for ridicule and I was called a “freshy.” Freshy: a term used against Asians/Asian immigrants, to imply that they’re ‘fresh off the boat’. It’s amazing how the fear of being referred to as a “freshy” lead me to reject my culture until I hit my 20s. I now wear a bindi everyday and it’s become a part of me, as has the trajva on my...

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